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Re: Relative Namespaces
- From: Matt Sergeant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Martin Gudgin <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 14:20:57 +0000 (GMT)
On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Martin Gudgin wrote:
> > Also to clarify-- is Tim saying that the following is pointless because it
> > equates to a prefixed name being treated as a non namespace name or is he
> > saying that the document is in error wrt to namespaces because the prefix
> > can not logically be resolved?
> > <foo:bar xmlns:foo="http://foo.com">
> > <foo:baz xmlns:foo=""/>
> > </foo:bar>
> The document is in error and most ( but not all :-) ) XML parsers would
> throw an error of some kind.
Not in my experience, but then those parsers might be incorrect... I see
two statements that could be seen as conflicting:
In the XML spec:
The Namespaces in XML Recommendation [XML Names] assigns a meaning to
names containing colon characters. Therefore, authors should not use the
colon in XML names except for namespace purposes, but XML processors
must accept the colon as a name character.
So assuming there is no foo prefix in scope in the above, the processor
must accept the colon anyway?
But then in the namespaces spec:
The Prefix provides the namespace prefix part of the qualified name, and
must be associated with a namespace URI reference in a namespace
Two possibly conflicting uses of "must" ?
Expat and Gnome's libxml both accept the above document, FWIW.
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